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Astronomical Tracts. Statutes etc.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Astronomica
Codicology:Vellum, 335 x 225 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (13.2 x 8.5 in.), ff. 99 + 1, double columns of 53 lines at first, then varying much. Several volumes, mostly of cent. xiv early.
Multivolume:
Volume II a: In a larger hand, single columns.
Volume III: A smaller hand, double columns. - II b. The former hand.
Volume IV: A charter hand, foliated i-x on lower margins.
Volume V: A smaller hand which begins on the last page of vol. IV.
Collation: 1 flyleaf, 112 212 | 310 410 | 54 6 (two) | 712 8 (two) | 910 | 1012 | 116 12 (seven: 2 and 3 are slips: 4 is numbered vi: 7 is numbered x).
Provenance:From Boxley Priory, Kent. On the flyleaf (f. 1v)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) is an erased inscription which revived reads:
“liber S. Marie de Boxele emptus per dompnum Jo. heriettsham ab
executoribus m. Jo. Renham nuper rectoris de holyngbourne in
quem qui maliciose alienauerit anathema sit maranatha Amen” .
There is a table of contents (f. 1v)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (xv) headed: “continentur” .
Foliation: ff. i-ii + 1-100 + iii-iv(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin and Anglo-Norman.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
Volume I
1.
2r-22v
Campanus of Novara, Theorica planetarum(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Theorica Campani
2r
Incipit:
Primus philosophie magister ipsius negocium in tria
2v
On 2v is sewn a volvel, on the back of which is part of a document, possibly a statute. The words occur “ut adirent secum in Vascon. ad debelland. hostes” , more of the same is on the back of a volvel on f. 6v
Ends
22v
Explicit:
de mercurio supra docuimus deo gratias amen
22v
Rubric:
explicit
2.
22v-25v
Notes on Astronomical Conjunctions, 1306-1315 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Another hand
22v
Rubric:
Incipit coniunctiones quedam calculate
22v
Incipit:
Nota quod anno 1306 inperfectio 21 die aprilis fuit
The years for which observations are made go up to 1315
On f. 24r is the beginning of a table of squares and cubes of numbers
f. 24v blank
On f. 25r - 25v two rough diagrams, the first headed
25r
Rubric:
liber planetarum et quot circulos habent et qualiter mouentur et de quantitate eorum
Volume IIa
3.
26r-26v
Calendar of Exchequer Term Days (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
26r
Rubric:
Kalendarium de Scaccario
26r
Incipit:
Quia Anglicana mos est quod quilibet computans incipiet titulum compoti sui in crastino S. Michaelis
26v
List of principal feasts for the year 26v
4.
27r-45v
Walter of Elveden, Kalendarium cum tribus cyclis decennoualibus (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
27r
Rubric:
Kalendarium Eluedene
(by Walter Elveden of Gonville Hall. See Venn, Biogr. Hist. 12)
This is in ordinary Kalendar form: entries in red and black
After the festival column follow others giving “Hore diei. Hore noctis”
27r
Rubric:
Occupacio diei artificialis
This last is subdivided into “Miliaria. Stadia. Passus. Pedes. Pollices. Grana”
(As a fact the last three of these columns are filled with noughts throughout.) Each month has a statement of the average length of the day and the average length of the day's journey
The Kalendar is English but not very characteristic: Etheldreda, Mildred, Osith occur, but not Edith. Wulstan on Jan. 19 and June 7. Erkenwald on Ap. 30
In smaller hand
On ff. 33r, 34r are tables of the Moon and of the Sunday letter
ff. 34v, 35r blank
On f. 35v rules for multiplication
35v
Incipit:
Sunt autem vi Regule multiplicacionis etc.
On f. 36r the large hand resumes: On multiplication
36r
Incipit:
Numerus est multitudo ex unitate composita
37r
Table of Numbers
37v
A second Kalendar
In the same hand as the former, marking the Locus Solis and also Ciclus 1, 2, 3
The entries are as in the former, but David and Edith are in their proper places
43v
Tables of eclipses of Sun and Moon (1330 - 1386)
44v
Rubric:
Lux est(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) canon exponensis istud kalendarium
45r
Diagrams of eclipses of Sun and Moon (in red and blue)
Volume III
5.
46r-48r
Alexander de Villa Dei, Massa compoti(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
46r
Rubric:
Liber compoti
46r
Incipit:
Aureus in iano numerus clauesque nouantur
Ending
48r
Explicit:
Mobilis ibo ciphos ate liber habeto coenas
48r
Rubric:
Explicit Compotus
6.
48r-49v
Alexander de Villa Dei, Algorismus(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
48r
Rubric:
Hic Incipit Algorismus
(Alexandri de Villa Dei)
48r
Incipit:
Hic algorismus ars presens dicitur in qua
49v
Explicit:
Si par per medium sibi multiplicata propinqua
49v
Rubric:
Explicit Algorismus
Halliwell (Rara Mathematica) etc.
Volume IIb
7.
50r-50v
Astronomical Tables (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
50r
Rubric:
Tabule Astronomice
8.
51r-51v
De complexione signorum (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
51r
Rubric:
De complexione signorum
51r
Incipit:
Aries est signum mobile calidum siccum etc.
Ending (Pisces)
51v
Explicit:
Puer natus graciosus erit
51v
Rubric:
Dum Jupiter In Aquario Regnat multum gaudet
9.
52r-61r
Zodiac predictions (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
52r
Rubric:
Tractatur de fatis in gallico
52r
Incipit:
Si ascun homme saunz doute veut sauoir la verite des choses qe a luy pount auenir. Soulom sa destine
The text goes through the signs, ending with Pisces
61r
Explicit:
Ele viuera v. aunz ou xvij. ou L. aunz
61r
Rubric:
Et sic finitur per bona temporalia ut non amittamus eterna per Christum dominum nostrum. Amen
10.
61r-65v
pseudo-Hippocrates, Astrologia medicorum(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
61r
Rubric:
Tractatus ypocratis pro infirmitatibus per astronomiam cognoscendis
61r
Incipit:
Dicit ypocras qui fuit medicus et magister optimus quod nullus debet committere se in manus illius qui non est medicus perfectus
Also goes through the signs, ending in Pisces
65r
Explicit:
et si fortuna eam aspexerit uiuet si non morietur
65v is blank, and here ends vol. II which has an original foliation running from i to xxxv (26r - 65r) but wanting some leaves after xx (ff. 46r - 49r do not belong to it)
Volume IV
11.
66r-72v
Gazetteer of England (Castles, abbeys, priories) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Headed
66r
Rubric:
Anglia
List of counties follows
Then
66r
Rubric:
En cest liure sont escriptt touz les nouns des castelx dengleterre. et ensement Abbeez. et Prioreez en chescun countee
Begins with Kent, ends with Stafford
After 69r and 71r are two small slips (f. 69ar and f. 71ar)
After Stafford (72r) are Archbishoprics and Bishoprics of England and Wales
72r
Sum of Castles and Bishoprics. Then Cumberland (blank) and Westmorland
On f. 72v note in Latin of reigns from William I to Edward II (19 years 7 months). This is in different ink
12.
73r-74r
Gazetteer of England (Suffolk) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
73r
Rubric:
Nomina Hundredorum Villarum et hamelettorum tocius Com. Suffolk
Begins with Hertesmere (Hartismere) and ends with Lacford
13.
74v-74v
Gazetteer of England (Hertfordshire) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
In different ink
74v
Rubric:
Nomina Hundredorum Villarum Hamelettorum tocius com. Hertford
Begins with Oddeseles and ends with Libertas S. Albani
14.
74v-75r
Gazetteer of England (Berkshire) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
74v
List of Hundreds in Berkshire
Volume V
15.
75v-77v
Statutes, Writs (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
75v
Rubric:
Statuta de districtionibus
(French)
Latin note follows
75v
Incipit:
Dominus Rex habebit tantum x milites etc.
75v
Rubric:
Statuta de Scaccario
(French)
76r
Rex Thesaurariis et Baronibus suis de Scaccario s. Ut indempnitate nostre. (Anno septimo)
76v
A nostre seigneur le Roi et a son conseil monstre Thomas deuerwyke clerk pur profist le Roi
77r
Le Roi veut que touz maners des Baillifs etc. ... soient responaunt a leschekier
Change of hand
16.
78r-82v
Proceedings of the London Eyre, 1321 (Itinerary, proclamation, returns, pleas) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
78r
Breve de itinere justiciariorum apud Turrim London (14 Edward II) followed by Proclamation
78v
Retorn of Brief, Names of freeholders
79v
Placita
17.
82v-84r
Proceedings of the London Eyre, 1321 (Quo warranto) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
82v
Breve regis Edwardi de quo warranto ad vicecomitem London (reciting the customs)
83v
Other briefs, “de priorissa de Haliwell” etc.
18.
84v-85v
Proceedings of the London Eyre, 1321 (Ordinances of the City of London) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
84v
Rubric:
Ordinaciones ciuitatis London
(French)
84v
Incipit:
En primes que la poes dieux et la poes nostre seigneur le Roy
19.
85v-86r
Proceedings of the London Eyre, 1321 (Writ, pleas) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
85v
Breve regis de oppressionibus dampnis et grauaminibus (1318). Placita follow
20.
86v-86v
List of values of English wool (per sack, by county) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
86v
Value de Leyne dengleterre
List of counties
86v
Londres: le sak pur vj marc
Kent: le sak pur vj marc
Surrey: le sak pur vj marc
Sussex: le sak pur vj marc
The highest is Hereford (xii marc.) the lowest (Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland, Durham) five marks
21.
87r-87r
A petition against extortion from Lincoln, Derby, Leicester, etc. (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
87r
A petition against extortion from Lincoln, Derby, Leicester, etc. (French)
22.
87r-87r
Writ 'non molestando' (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
87r
A Brief of Edward “Ponderatori suo in villa de S. Boihulfo(?)” (10 Edward II)
23.
87v-87v
Lex marisci (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
87v
Incipit:
Elegantur primo per totam
24.
88r-88r
Names of the Sheriffs of Scotland (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Change of hand
88r
Rubric:
Nomina Vicecomitum Scocie
With sum of each Vicecomitatus
88r
Some values of produce. “Stirkes I anni prec. xxd” etc.
25.
88v-90r
Ordinance for the King's household (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
88v
Incipit:
Pur ceo que nostre seigneur le Roi voet estre asserte etc.
26.
90v-90v
Terms of the surrender of Berwick (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
90v
Rubric:
Les condicions sur le rendre de la ville de Berewyk (1333)
27.
91v-91v
Prophecy of the conquest of Ireland (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
91v
Incipit:
Scribitur in libris annalibus Hibernie secundum quod Mag. Walterus de Istelep Thesaurarius Hibern. eos inuestigans anno domini mo cccmo xvijo incipiente de prophetia super statu terre hibern. comper(i)t in hiis verbis. Cum enim quatuor hibernici prophetas habeant Molingum Bractannum Patricium et Colmekillum
(prophecy of Conquest of Ireland)
91v
Explicit:
continue semper optinebunt
28.
91v-95v
Material relating to Ireland (fees, services, exchequer) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
91v
Number of cantreds, villae etc. in Ireland
92r
Incipit:
Seruicia domini Regis per totam Hiberniam (1317)
Ending with
94v
Ordinatio facta de Statuta Scaccarij Dublin
f. 95r (a slip, verso blank)
29.
96r-96v
La copie dune lettre que vient de la onqe de la desconfiture que Mons. Roberd Dartois fist sur Fraunczois (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
96v
Rubric:
La copie dune lettre que vient de la onqe de la desconfiture que Mons. Roberd Dartois fist sur Fraunczois
Another hand
f. 96v a slip, recto blank
96v
Incipit:
En droit des noueles de cestes parties voilletz sauoir que nostre seigneur le Roy ... est deuaunt la ville de Tournoye
30.
97r-98r
La fforme del Trewe prise entre Sire Edward Roy dengleterre et Sire Philippe Roy de France (1343) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
97r
Rubric:
La fforme del Trewe prise entre Sire Edward Roy dengleterre et Sire Philippe Roy de France
(1343)
31.
98r-98r
Verses in Latin and French (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Verses in two columns. The first column miscellaneous
98r
Incipit:
Qui scit adulari gratis debet famulari etc.
Ending with some lines on the age of the Virgin (63 years)
The second column a dialogue between Monacha and Clericus
98r
Rubric:
Monacha
98r
Incipit:
Me tibi teque mihi genus etas et decor equant
Cur non ergo sumus sic in amore pares
Ends
98r
Explicit:
Est grauius sponsam te uiolare dei
See Haur au in Notices et Extraits XXIX 2. 249. Also Hagen, Carmina medii aevi, p. 206
32.
98v-99r
Treatise on weights and measures (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
98v
Rubric:
De pondere et mensuris rerum diuersarum
98v
Incipit:
Solidus argenti constat ex xii denariis etc.
33.
99r-99v
Treatise on the method of measuring land (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
99r
Rubric:
Incipit modus mensurandi terram
99v
Incipit:
Primo sciendum est quod quelibet acra terre
34.
100r-100r
Cest le arrai et lassemble des gentz Descoce que vindrent a la bataille de Berewik. Cest assauoir (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Another hand
100r
Incipit:
Cest le arrai et lassemble des gentz Descoce que vindrent a la bataille de Berewik. Cest assauoir ... auant garde le coumt de Morrene
100v was(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) pasted over with paper (repaired since James' time)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)